Get the most out of the shades of black. Purity of the graphite. Wide and regular range of gradations. Available in 15 different grades, each pencil is a different shade of silver to correspond with its grade making it easy to pick out the right one.
All Caran d'Ache Grafwood Graphite Pencils are rated with Good (***) lightfastness based on international ASTM D-6901 certification & the Blue Wool Scale. All grades of Grafwood pencils contain a small amount of tallow, animal fat extract.
9B - 3B : Extra fine graphite pencils to allow uniform shading of large areas and a regular, intense stroke.
2B - H : Extra-fine graphite pencils for hatching and superimposing.
HB : Extra-fine graphite for hatching and superimposing.
2H - 4H : Extra-fine graphite pencils for intense, regular, fine and extra fine lines (technical drawing, scientific illustration, etc).
Type : Extra-fine, hexagonal graphite pencils for optimal grip
Lead : superior quality, hard to soft depending on the degree, diameter ranges from 2.1 - 3.6 mm
Pencil : hexagonal, 8 ply, encased, varnish matches hardness degree Premium FSC certified cedar wood
Techniques : pointillism, hatching, writing, sketching, shading, blurring, technical and artistic design, mixed techniques.
I'm no major artist, but these pencils are worth the extra money, very smooth lead no scratching even when very sharp, a thicker pencil than the F&C 9000 I had before, and the easy colour recognition is a nice touch, will buy more! Jon (Wakefield, United Kingdom) on 30 May 2014
I switched to Caran d'Ache after using Derwent pencil that drove me crazy with their constant breaking.
These pencils don't break at all and have a very smooth and consistent lead with no foreign particles. All in all they are joy to use. Lucie Ondruskova (Lysa Nad Labem, Czech Republic) on 21 May 2014
Smooth, consistent, exceptionally good pencils. Federica M. Cumer (Bolzano, Italy) on 19 May 2014